The Children and Families Truth Commission  (CFCTC) published the first human rights-focused survey for children and families going through Britain’s child protection system in November. The response so far has been hugely generous – but the commission would love to hear from more families.

The survey was produced in collaboration with child-protection experienced parents and it has been designed to be accessible and easy to fill out.

The survey asks families in Britain about their experiences of children’s social care and the courts, including times when they felt that their human rights were not supported. 

The commission created this survey so that it can better understand which human rights are being breached inside the system, and how.

If you are a child or child-protection experienced parent or relative and you have some time to spare, we would love you to complete the survey. The more feedback we get the more we can understand the problems, so please help us ramp up the survey responses if you can.

You can do this by filling out this survey, and sharing it with others who may want to complete it.

The commission is going to set a closing date for the survey in the coming weeks, so if you have been thinking about filling it out this is just a heads up.

If you have any questions about, or problems with, the survey, you are very welcome to email the Commission at

You can access the survey here: 

We would like to thank the hundreds of parents and extended family members who have already taken part in the survey, it means the world to us and we will make you proud.